On the Cover:
Invista's LYCRA® spandex fiber, used in a very wide range of apparel, now is available in a version that is 70-percent derived from corn dextrose. Photograph courtesy of Invista S.a.r.l.
Sourcing From The Americas
Americas Apparel Producers' Network Managing Director Mike Todaro comments on sourcing from the United States and the Americas.
Colombia: A Promising Market
Colombian textile manufacturers are hiring workers and installing new equipment, and Colombia/U.S. trade is improving as well.
Texworld USA: A Sourcing Spectacle
Biannual expo links textile suppliers and buyers, providing a single sourcing destination for the North American marketplace.
Going Green: The Quality Factor
Consumer behaviors and product quality can be as important as efficient manufacturing technologies and resource-saving infrastructures to ensuring sustainability.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
NCTO Chairman James C. "Jay" Self III discusses challenges and opportunities that the U.S. textile industry will face in the coming year.
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Invista's bio-derived LYCRA®, 70-percent derived from corn dextrose, offers a sustainable stretch option for providing comfort, fit and freedom of movement in apparel.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Biomedical Textiles: A Fast-growing Market
Biomedical Structures Co-founder John Gray discusses the biomedical textiles market and how his company helps its customers to develop solutions for specific applications.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
Global Apparel Textile Trade Shows In New York
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